Rejane Goulart (née Rejane Vieira Costa), Miss Brazil 1972 and first runner-up in Miss Universe 1972, passed away on Christmas Eve (December 24, 2013). Rejane was preparing Christmas dinner at home in Rio de Janeiro when she felt a sharp pain in her head, fell and lost consciousness. Her son Rodrigo Goulart tried to apply mouth-to-mouth resuscitation but her pulse stopped. She was rushed to the hospital where she was briefly resuscitated, but eventually was declared brain dead by the doctors. The former beauty queen and actress had been recovering from a leg surgery.
Rejane is the third ex-Miss Brazil who died this year. Katia Celestino (1976) died of cancer on April 29th at the age of 56. Adalgisa Colombo (1958), who placed second in Miss Universe 1958, died on January 17 at the age of 73 of unknown causes.
|Rejane with Miss Universe 1972 Kerry Ann Wells of Australia|
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|Rejane competing in the swimsuit segment of Miss Universe 1972 pageant in Puerto Rico|
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